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“Recovery’s Rhythm and Blues” in Numéro Cinq

“Recovery’s Rhythm and Blues,” an essay of mine about an unforgettable road trip through Bosnia and Herzegovina with Goran Simić in the summer of 2014, appeared this week in the Canadian literary magazine Numéro Cinq. The essay is here, free and … Continue reading

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The “Bosnian Spring”: Anniversaries, Protests, and an Uncertain Future

30 years ago this week, the 1984 Winter Olympics began in Sarajevo. 20 years ago this week, the Markale marketplace massacre in Sarajevo shocked the world. This week, riot police in Tuzla clashed with demonstrators fed up with the political … Continue reading

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Bosnia: My Food Paradise

Today, pictures of some of my favorite Bosnian food. Some of these photographs are more, um, flattering than others. First, c(h)evapi, the classic beef sausage with onion, fresh cream (kajmak), and fabulous fresh bread (real Bosnians don’t put their cream … Continue reading

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Of Peace and the Sword: Religion in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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The drive from Tuzla to Srebrenica has become a pilgrimage. Winding along the river Drina, through “cleansed” Republika Srpska, the journey induces sadness and reflection, rage and terror. It is a descent into the darkness of the 20th century. In … Continue reading

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Bosnia Flourishing

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The beauty of Bosnia-Herzegovina can surprise someone visiting for the first time. These are the colors of life, of culture, of dignity and humanity, quietly reasserted after the genocidal war on Bosnia. When I look at these images, love overwhelms … Continue reading

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